| Anke Colditz |
geboren 1969 in Schlema
Anke grew up in East Germany, escaping just 4 months before the wall came down. After a journey across the country, she eventually settled in a beautiful wine region north of Heidelberg. As part of her IT job, she had assignments in London, Amsterdam and San Francisco, and for a while she didn’t quite know which place to call home.
In 2002 she travelled around Australia for a year, fell in love with Darwin and the Northern Territory and decided to stay. She got herself an IT job and has meanwhile setup her own business called “connectskills”.
The Northern Territory is her favourite place because it differs from the rest of Australia. People are not as main stream as they are elsewhere, and even the rich sometimes run around in thongs, shorts and dirty shirts. It doesn’t matter so much who you are, but rather how you are – although this mentality is starting to change as the region undergoes rapid development. In general Australia can be quite bureaucratic, but this is often accompanied by the “no worries” approach of the people. That can be a bit confusing for someone with a German way of thinking, but there is ample compensation in the many things Anke loves - especially the opportunity to pursue outdoor activities like swimming, roller skating, bush walking and bike riding all year around. What she misses is the German bread, the family, the friends – in that order!